Boyle McCauley News

Since 1979 • February 2021 • Circulation 5000

Heart of the City 2020 is Going Virtual

In times of uncertainty and social isolation how is one supposed to cope? How can we fulfill our need for community when it seems so inaccessible?

One positive outlook is that we’ve been given an opportunity to create new platforms and new ways of connecting with our community. Some say the silver lining of the current situation is how we’ve managed to adapt and build digital communities. Our children are learning and connecting with their teachers and classmates online, we’re using apps to stay in touch with our family and our friends, and a lot of our population are able to work from home by means of the internet. But in the midst of these confusing times, while we’re all learning a new temporary way of life, our arts community has truly stepped forward and done an extraordinary job of providing us joy and relief.

Heart of the City Music and Arts Festival has been a member of the McCauley community for 17 years, and we intend to fulfill our annual tradition. In light of current events, we have decided to produce a virtual mini-series that will continue throughout the summer. Each committee is working hard to put together programs highlighting our city’s arts community and emerging artists. We will be updating our website and social media with news in the coming weeks.

Jakki is the President of the HOTC Music and Arts Festival Board of Directors, as well as the festival’s Music Director.

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